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ABC
Mar 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
correspondent rebecca cooper. >> said thank you for joining us. it has been a difficult week for the global a economy. of the disaster in japan continues to unfold and the economic effects are being felt here. ford motor co. told its dealers a cannot deliver a specific color paint because the pigment is made in japan and the longer available. this is a week where japan plays a big part in boosting our economy thanks to a 1912 gift of friendship. thiss the week we kickoff cherry blossom festival thanks to those 3000 trees delivered from japan. joining us today elliott ferguson ceo of destination c. we are glad to have him here to discuss the festival and the importance of tourism. we know about the people come to town because we see all the traffic but how many are expecting in town? >> thank you for having me here today, rebecca. we are expecting over 1 million people to come to whington, d.c. in the 2011, similar to what we had last year. for us, it is the beginning of the spring tourism season and it launches the entire mentum of tourism for the city for the rest of the year. >> there wa
ABC
Mar 27, 2011 9:30am EDT
correspondent rebecca cooper. >> said thank you for joining us. it has been a difficultlt week for the global a economy. of the disasaster in japan continues to unfold and the economic effects are being felt here ford motor co. told its dealers a cannot deliver a specific color paint because the pigment is made in japan and the longer available. this is a week where japan plays a big part in boosting our economy thks to a 1912 gift of friendship. this i is the week we kickoff cherry blossom festival thanks to those 3000 trees delivered from japan. joining usus today elliott ferguson ceo of destination d.c. we are glad to have him he to discuss the festival and the importance of tourism. we know about the people come to town because we see all the traffic but how many are we expecting in totown? >> thank youor having me here today, rebecca. we are expecting or 1 million people to come to washington, d.c. in the 2011, similar to what we had lastear. for us, it is the beginning of the spring tourism season and it launches the entire momomentum of tourism for the city for the rest of the year. >>
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
group was 14-17. was beaten byman teenagers at one station. told us safety should be priority. >> for the amount we are paying ride, security should be paramount. >> metro says many of the cameras have been there since 1976. images are too poor to hold up in court. new cameras will be high resolution. >> they will know who the are and i would feel safe. >> but for some, it is not enough. >> a lot of this stuff is happening on the trains and platforms. something is better than nothing but they need to go beyond that. >> metro may be adding a of enforcement of existing is already spread too thin. >>> we are falling breaking news leak in gaithersburg. newschopper 7 is near the area. is where a construction hit a natural gas pipe. crews have evacuated a nearby building. looking for a serial bank robber in virginia. this shows the same man running branches in arlington and alexandria. he robbed a bank on december 14. then the same man robbed a bank america on north washington street and one in alexandria. the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. >>> we are falling m
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller sleeping on the job at a major airport, while two planes were landing. this morning, we learn how many airports rely on just one person to guide your plane in. >>> and did you hear this? elizabeth taylor late to her own funeral, by design. she wanted it that way. to be late to her own funeral. we have more details about her private service. actor colin farrell, joining family and friends. >> love that detail about her arriving late. >>> we're going to get to the breaking news this morning, what could be a catastrophic nuclear situation in japan. the prime minister speaking just moments ago about the new and perhaps the biggest breach yet in one of the nuclear reactor cores. neal karlinsky is tracking what the prime minister said moments ago. he has the latest from tokyo. neal, what did you hear? >> reporter: david, the pri
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>> live and in hd this is abc 7 news on your side. >> thank you for joining us today. police in prince george's county are hunting for someone who gunned down a pizza delivery man. he was shot in the 6800 block of seat pleasant drive last night. it was a violent night. hours later, another man was murdered not far away. john gonzales is live with what we're learning about this. >> the victim who has not been identified by police today, was finishing up his work day yesterday. he arrived you're domino's pizza at noon and was on one of his final deliveries of the day at 8:30 p.m. 11 minutes of the call came in, he left the shop here and never returned. his manager tells us today he was only carrying $13. >> it was a. delivery only about two miles from the restaurant. but the delivery men who have worked here since 2008, it would be his last. gunned down in front of this seat pleasant apartment building. >> it is just horrible that repeats a person cannot do his job. >> residents heard multiple gunshots run a 30 p.m. last night. a resident found the working victim lying on the
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 2:35am EDT
. >> with us now here in our washington studios is chuck advance, a veteran of 14 years with the secret service who was assigned to the detail that guarded president ford and who is now a partner in a private company specializing in a personal security issue. chuck, i know you wanted me to make the point that you are not here as a spokesman for the secret service but it is, obviously clear that spokesmen for the secret service don't appear on fwigs and you are a man who has spent many years with the service. we would like to take a look with you of that same piece of videotape that we saw just a moment ago. this time we're going to look at it in slow motion. i would appreciate, chuck, if you would give us the benefit of explaining to us what went right and what went wrong. in fact, some thing were done right but there must have been some things that went terribly wrong. let's take a look at the videotape and would you comment. >> i think you're looking at it from just about the viewpoint of the assailant. you're watching from his direction. the president came out. he's waving to the crowd, as h
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
and the ground this week but they may have picked up something important, new secrets help from the u.s. sources tell abc news president obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to help the rebels. this finding does not direct arms to be provided to them right now although the president could do so in the future. that would put new focus on who the rebels are. secretary clinton said this week we simply don't know as much about them as we would like to know. there are reports the cia has already sent in a small group of operatives to libya. rebels are still turning around in retreat. gaddafi's forces have nearly reversed recent rebel games. this afternoon there will be congressional hearings on capitol hill about the u.s. involvement. yesterday there will closed-door briefings to members of congress. they say that officials told them that there's no decision on whether to arm the rebels yet. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a man who lived in fairfax county the last 20 years is now one of the men coordinating the anti-government uprising in libya. khalifa haftr w
ABC
Mar 9, 2011 12:00am EST
in my office. i was very proud of myself. snowbliterated. feel free to use that among your friends. they'll think you made it up. there's a lot of snow falling and it's very cold. finally, america's extra layer of fat comes in handy. take that, michelle obama. it was so -- it was so cold in washington, d.c. today, john boehner's tears were freezing before they even hit the ground. [ laughter ] take a look at this. this is -- this is the side of the highway in new hampshire and -- that's what they call perpendicular parking. it's very difficult. i failed the driver's test twice because i couldn't do that. one of the cities that has been hit hardest by the storm is chicago. anybody here from chicago? [ applause ] well, you got out just in time. more than 20 inches of snow fell. one of the biggest storms on road. the only other time there was this much snow in chicago was on the night the baby oprah was born. but -- [ laughter ] people in chicago and you can tell me if i'm wrong in this, had enough of this weather. this morning, an angry mob brutally attacked a doppler 3,000. it was -- actu
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 5:00am EDT
, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> great to have you with us on this thursday morning. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us. lisa baden is standing by with traffic. we start with adam caskey. it does not feel like baseball whether -- weather. >>> i have seen it snow at camden yards. we are not going to have snowfall today. it will be cool and damp at the far apart. -- at the ballpark. temperatures will be in the low 40's by the first pitch with patchy drizzle and isolated showers. nothing happening locally on the radar. there are areas of drizzle and fog. the high temperature is 47. accused by the showers will develop. you need the rain gear handy today. mostly cloudy this morning with some morning rain and breezy, highs in the 50's. >>> no accidents to report on the wet pavement. let's show you virginia. things are in your favor. 66, the dulles greenway, and the potomac river. near andrews air force base, near fedex field, hitting amount 270 @ father hurley boulevard looks normal. tappintraffic headed away from us is the rush hour or direction.
ABC
Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm EST
erratic off-screen behavior, his partying and admitted drug use. >> i was banging seven-gram rockings and finishing them because that's how i roll. >> on cnn he said he felt betrayed against his bosses on cbs and plans on taking legal action against them. it was hard to find someone on the d.c. area streets who had not heard of charlie sheen and his troubles and his recent unedited rants. >> as long as he didn't insult anyone, hurt anyone, do anything wrong to anyone else,s had a every right to be a party animal. >> i think it's a rap for him. i don't -- no, i don't think he's worth it. >> i wish people would shift that focus on to themselves and their own family and own friends and just maybe spend a little more time on their home front and not some distant planet that is me. >> and today sheen's long-time champion and publicist quit, saying he could no longer effectively defend him. leon? >> thanks, horace. folks, you can watch charlie sheen's entire view view -- interview in a "20/20" special airing at 10:00, followed within abc 7 news at 11:00. >>> for us here we remain on storm w
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 5:00am EST
the capital. this force is also used warplanes to attack the rebels. government forces say that they captured several key cities. >>> gas prices have gone up so much so fast that they are hovering around $4 a gallon. can the president helped? -- help? pamela schmidt is joining us from northwest washington. >> good morning. nice to talk with you this monday morning. it feels like memorial day when it comes to gas prices. that's because prices have gone up so high, so fast, faster than almost any time in history. the administration is considering tapping into the 727 million barrel u.s. strategic oil reserve. emergency reserve. it is rare for a president to open up that option year the nationwide average right now is $3.51 a gallon. a new survey says that is up 33 cents in two weeks, the second biggest price increase on record. prices spiked along with the middle east uprisings. are no shortages so far. there are just worries that the protests could produce a larger oil-producing nations like saudi arabia. consumers are faced with getting last at the pump or paying more. but some analysts say t
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